Hello, I’m Matt

 

I’m 23 and I am a Stand-Up Comedian.

I started doing stand-up in November 2009 when I was 18 years old. After a couple more gigs that year I started gigging regularly in February 2010. After gigging really hard for about 18 months; I finally quit University and my job in a lettings office to become a professional comedian at 20.

In 2013 I co-hosted The Xtra Factor on ITV2 with Caroline Flack and appeared on shows like Sweat the Small Stuff (BBC3) a couple of times, Celebrity Juice, Nevermind The Buzzcocks and a load of other bits and bobs. My 54 date UK tour ‘Hometown Hero’ started in September and took me all the way through to June. While on tour I also filmed a series of a new panel show called Viral Tap for ITV2. Now the tour and Viral Tap have finished I’m working hard on writing a new tour for 2015 and gigging at a load of festivals and clubs. If you see me at one, come say hey!

 

 

TV & Radio Appearances

Fake Reaction ITV2

Funniest Moments of 2013 Channel 4

Celebrity Juice ITV2

Nevermind The Buzzcocks BBC2

The Xtra Factor ITV2

Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit on the Side Channel 5

Big Brother’s Bit on the Side Channel 5

Sweat The Small Stuff BBC3

The Hoff’s Greatest Films BBC3

The Body Shocking Show E4

50 Greatest & Funniest Moments of 2012 Channel 4

The Geordie Shore Awards MTV

World’s Greatest Bodyshockers E4

Russell Kane’s Whistle Stop Tour BBC Radio 2

 

Awards

Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival ‘Best New Show’ 2012 – Winner

Latitude Festival New Act of the Year 2011 – Finalist

Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2011 – Winner

Reading Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2010 – Runner-Up

So You Think You’re Funny? 2010 – Finalist

Chortle Student Comedy Award 2010 – Finalist

Newbury Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2010 – Winner

 

Live Credits

Matt Richardson ‘Hometown Hero’ – 2013/14 54 Date National Tour

Andi Osho ‘All the Single Ladies’ 2012 UK Tour – Support

Mark Watson ‘The Information’ 2012 UK Tour – Support

 

This (extremely) young stand-up is poised to become the next bright young sensation on the comedy circuit – expect to hear a lot more of him
The Guardian

He’s brash, slick and full of mildly laddish but self-deprecating stories, all delivered with an irresistible twinkle. Richardson may be full of self-confidence but he’s got broad appeal to back up the cockiness.
The Guardian

Confident and engaging delivery… at just 19 there are bags of potential here
Chortle

Frantic… gave a confident and well structured set
The Stage

a whirling ball of talent, energy and intelligent observational comedy who spoke with great skill and affection of his family and his experiences. He comes across as a man who could read the phonebook and make it funny, but instead of painting by numbers his comedy is sharp, strong and very impressive.
Off-Beat Magazine

Hilarious and Charming
The Mirror

Sharp, funny and warm
Heat Magazine